• PEOPLE CLUSTER: MALUKU-SOUTHERN

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By Franc Le Blanc

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 41

Population: 346,850

Unreached people groups: 0

UPG population: 0

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 1


Affinity Bloc: Malay Peoples

Overview: The Maluku or Molucca Islands of Indonesia are located east of Sulawesi, west of New Guinea, and north and east of Timor. Most of the islands are mountainous, some with active volcanoes. The islands were historically known as the "Spice Islands" by the Chinese and Europeans. The Maluku-Southern people cluster encompasses a number of smaller people groups whose languages are classified as Southeast Malukan or Aru and whose populations are centered on the islands of Aru, Babar, Kai, Leti, Tanimbar, and Welar.

Peoples within this cluster: Babar, North; Babar, Southeast; Barakai; Dai; Damar, East; Damar, West; Davelor; Dobel; Fordat; Hahutan; IlTalut; Imroing; Jamden; Kei; Kerei; Koba; Kola; Komfana; Leti; Lola; Lorang; Mairiri; Masela, Central; Masela, East; Masela, West; Oirata; Perai; Roma; Selaru; Selvasa; Serili; Tarangan, East; Tarangan, West; Tela-Masbuar; Teor; Tugun; Tutunohan; Udjir; Watulai; Wokam; Yotowawa

Countries where they are found: Indonesia


People groups: 41

Population: 346,850

Unreached people groups: 0

UPG population: 0

Unengaged UPGs: 0

UUPG population: 0

Number of countries: 1